COVID-19

Does Your Facility Need to Invest in Ultra-Low Temp Freezers or Cold Storage Supplies for a COVID-19 Vaccine?

By Michael Gerhardt, Senior Director, Advisory Solutions and Greg Chavez, Senior Advisor, Pharmacy Advisory Solutions, Intalere Among the latest challenges and questions facing many healthcare facilities is the need to assess cold storage resources for a forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine. Simply put, at this point, the situation is not clear as to which vaccines will win […]

Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration – Part 3: What Are Some Best Supply Chain Practices From Outside Healthcare?

Excerpts from a Conversation with Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Intalere An interesting corollary to my experience in other industries is that supply chain has continued to evolve and grow its influence across an organization. When I joined the healthcare industry, I noticed that the primary focus of most supply chain organizations is very much […]

Payment Processing Optimization Can Be a Vital Part of Economic Recovery for Healthcare Providers Post COVID-19

By Shon Wettstein, SVP, Business Development, Intalere, and Dottie Ford, Executive Client Manager and Tim Heasley, Sr. Manager, Direct Sales, Priority Payment Systems As the medical emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic begins to subside, healthcare providers will be faced with the harsh economic realities of the continuing fallout. Struggling to rebuild their operations, drive revenue […]

The Importance of an Emergency Supply Chain Audit Plan

By Missy Hill, Med Surg Advisory Specialist, Intalere Among the innumerable impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a focus on the importance of the supply chain in general and the healthcare supply chain in particular. What many organizations have found is that the cost of not being prepared is extremely high and severely affects […]

COVID-19 and Cybersecurity – Part One – Training and Technology

by Richard Mackey, Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Joe Messina, Senior Director, Infrastructure, Intalere In healthcare, cybersecurity is a key component of a provider’s operational infrastructure.  Hospitals, clinics, surgery centers, long-term living centers and many others in the healthcare industry have fallen victim in the past to ransomware attacks or data breaches.  Unfortunately, as […]

COVID-19 Facility Risk Mitigation – Use or Repurposing of Current Space and Additional Mobile Space

By Carleton Knotts, Advisory Specialist, Facility Management, Intalere As we continue to work through the current COVID-19 pandemic, as well as plan for a possible second wave, many healthcare facilities are experiencing a surge of patients. Many of these patients should be placed in negative pressure rooms, isolation areas and the ICU. To manage the […]

COVID-19 Adds Focus To Linen Processing Procedures For Patient/Resident Protection

By Ross Murray, Nutrition/Environmental Services Advisory Specialist, Intalere The risk of HAIs (healthcare-associated infections) has risen to new levels of concern with the current pandemic environment. Contaminated textiles can be a carrier and potentially spread disease through residual body fluids/substances and microorganisms if not processed effectively. Infections caused by soiled linens are most commonly viral […]

Leveraging Automation to Ease COVID-19 Challenges

By John Carmelite, Vice President, Enterprise Applications, Intalere The COVID-19 crisis is challenging acute facilities, taxing resources, depleting supply chains and straining clinicians as they care for patients affected by the virus. Rightly so, the focus has been on caring for patients, protecting clinicians and acquiring needed supplies. Unfortunately, a financial challenge is emerging. Hospitals […]

Addressing Cash Flow Concerns During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Donna Showers, Solutions Sales Executive, Intalere The current COVID-19 pandemic is impacting healthcare provider organizations in many ways. One that will resonate currently and after the medical emergency has passed is in the area of cash flow. There is a growing concern in the industry about increased Accounts Receivable (AR) due to administrative staffing […]

Creating Connection During COVID-19 – Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities

By Courtney Rahm, Specialist, Strategic Programs, Intalere  Activities that stimulate the mind, encourage socialization and give residents something to look forward to are vital to enhancing quality of life.  With the restrictions to visiting and physical distancing brought about by the COVID-19 crisis, senior living communities are even further challenged to keep residents active and engaged.   Below are several suggestions we have complied that […]